Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Another Slider Card

Yesterday I was watching a video about making Slider cards and today I watched another and this is the result.
I used the sketch from CPS #155 which I rotated through 90 degrees.
It's just plain pearly paper which in places I reinforced with plain card. The background is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and the smaller rectangle is printed with a French Script background stamp from Stampin' Up. So this is also for the embossing challenge from Sophisticats.
I searched all over the place for the pearlised paper and eventually resorted to lying on the floor with a torch looking under the bed, which is where I found the box of paper... Hurrah! There was so little space under there that I had to get a ruler to fish it out!
The image is from Unity Stamps, which I printed once in Stazon and then a second time, without re-inking, to get the shadow effect.

The clever part of this, is the way in which it looks as though the ribbon goes right across the card, which would probably make the slide impossible, but it's a cute method and you can see the video I watched here.
The birds' section is mounted on dimensional pads to give a little space for the ribbon behind it and as such qualifies for the challenge at Crafty Creations where the theme is 'Cut it out and pop it up!'
The sentiment on the slide is from Stampin' Up.
The bit I got wrong again today, was in not shortening the card slightly to allow for the knot in the ribbon at the side. I shall probably have to make a special envelope now to compensate!
You know how sometimes you're just pleased with a card you've made... well this is one of them!
I hope you like it too!


  1. Oh wow that is such a lovely design. Very simple with it's colours but it works to perfection.
    A x

  2. Chrissie,

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge with this beautiful work! Good luck!

    Saskia :)

  3. very elegant I will have to check out that video. How is your daughter now? You know I told you my sister went through the same thing just over a year ago. Well she's just announced she is pregnant again. She'll be about 14 weeks I think now. Due 13th August. I am very excited for her but can't help feeling a tad jealous!!
    Hope you are well. I've been peeking at your cards now & then. They are always so inspiring.

  4. Wow, this is the creme de la creme of sliders! I had a giggle at you under the bed finding the pearlised paper!
    Id love to see the UTube video but my pc seems to struggle with videos, a simple 2 min one takes my pc 45 mins! By which time Ive fallen asleep!
    Keryn x

  5. Lovely card, love the way you have double stamped, its so effective
    mandi x

  6. And you told me you only had dust under the bed! You never mentioned a stash of papers were hidden there as well! Glad you found them, this is an absolutely fab card and as yet I've not fathomed out how you've done it?!?!?!? A confused, ikki x

  7. Beautiful card Chrisse, so pretty and classy looking.
    Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats, hope to see you again next week
    hugs Mandy DT xx

  8. Hi Chrissie Beautiful card as always, your cards always look stylish and clean if you know what i mean. Thanks for joining the Sophisti-cats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

  9. Excellent card Chrissie, love the way you've stamped that beautiful image :o)
    Jackie xx

  10. What a stunning card Chrissie - everything about it is clever. I love the french script stamp - i might have to check stampin up catalogue out!

    Paula x x x

  11. Hi Chrissie
    This card is so subtle and gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at Sophisti-cats this week, hope to see you next week

  12. Chrissie, fabulous Slider Card, must have a go at one of these, many thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

  13. WOW!! Elegantly stunning!!! Love the slider part too! Thanks for joining us at Sophisti-cat this week.
    Hugs, Diana

  14. congrats on winning at Crafty Creations!! **I am so sorry we were late in posting the winner** but it is YOU :)


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